Linhart said efforts by USA Swimming to prevent and respond to abuse include policies and guidelines, screenings, training, monitoring and supervision, reporting and feedback. The organization's highest penalty is a lifetime ban. Complaints that involve abuse of a minor are also reported to law enforcement, Linhart said.
Victims of alleged abuse have come forward across the country in recent years.
After allegations about Curl, 62, were revealed, his club, Curl-Burke, changed its name to the Nation's Capital Swim Club. The club, which has pools in the district and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs, has produced such swimmers as 15-year-old Katie Ledecky of Bethesda, who won a gold medal in the London Olympics this summer.